App news for photographers: Polaroid for Android app, Vine update, and more
Polaroid launches Android app
Polaroid invented the instant photographic gratification that is now felt by every mobile photographer: now Android users can get that instant film look from the official Polaroid app. Polamatic offers 20 different photo filters and 36 frames, allowing users to add a caption on the frame — just like an old-school Polaroid photo. Polamatic has been available on iOS for a while, but this is the first time that Android users have access to the app. You can get Polamatic for $0.99 in both the iOS and Android app stores.
Vine steps up its game
After Instavideo emerged to rain on Vine's 6-second parade, Twitter's video app rolled out a huge update. Vine 1.3 has a redesigned camera with new grid, focus and ghost tools. Fifteen themed channels have been added, to which you can post from the Explore screen. Read more about Vine's latest update here.
Hipstamatic and Hipstamatic Oggl updates
With new updates to Hipstamatic and its complementary creative social media app, Oggl, users can now import photos and lenses and film from Hipstmatic to share and shoot on Oggl. You'll need both updated apps (Hipstamatic Classic version 265 and Oggl version 1.1.2) to make this work, though.